Planet Earth® has a perfectly rounded, dense habit without any shearing. It is similar in size to Little Giant but has better foliage density giving it a more formal look. The foliage takes on bronze tones in colder climates. Like our other new Thuja introductions, Planet Earth™ was bred in Georgia and grows very well there. Happily, it doesn't mind cold winters, surviving -33°F in January 2019 without any burn. The same winter-damaged other selections of Thuja occidentalis, some severely. Resistant to Passalora/Cercospora needle blight. Bred by Dr. John Ruter at the University of Georgia.